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Lancaster, Massachusetts

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Community Features

Lancaster is an attractive little bedroom town bursting with life. While the town has few industries, the main focus is more on the residents, offering a spread of municipal services to the people who call Lancaster home.

Lancaster holds the title of being the oldest town Worcester County, having been incorporated in 1642. In 1676 the town was attacked by the local Native Americans. Mary Rowlandson had been captured by the natives during King Philips War. She was released at Redemption Rock for a price of twenty pounds in money and goods, and one pound of tobacco.

As the center of commerce back in the old days, many wealthy people called Lancaster home. As you drive down the open main street, you will be able to catch a glance at these exuberant mansions that have been lovingly restored. Having been a dry town since the day Lancaster had been incorporated, there is only one restaurant and no taverns.

Built in 1816, the red brick Meeting House had been designed by Charles Bullfinch. Thayer Memorial Library has a stunning octagonal reading room with a large dome over head. The Atlantic Union College is located in Lancaster and offers many cultural events to those in the area.

Academic excellence can be found through out the Lancaster region. Lancaster has one elementary school and one middle school. The older children attend the Nashoba Valley Regional High School. Lancaster is also home to about half a dozen private schools, including: South Lancaster Academy, Dr. Perkins School (a comprehensive service agency for children, teenager, adults and the elderly), and Atlantic Union College and a Seventh Day Adventist school.

The residents of Lancaster absolutely love their town. The pride they take in the littlest detail can be seen in everything they do. Wouldn't you just love to be a part of that?

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Quick Facts

Population 7,490
Government http://www.mass.gov
County Worcester
Tax Rate 13.54%
Distance

14 miles to Worcester

42 miles to Boston
Price Range $200,000 to $1,000,000
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House of Worship

The Village Church of Seventh Day Adventists
75 Sawyer Street
PO Box 866
South Lancaster, MA  01561
978-365-2754

Immaculate Conception Church
28 Packard St
Lancaster, MA 01523
978-365-6582

Police Dept.

Lancaster Police Dept.
1055 Main St
Lancaster, MA

978-365-2544
Fire Dept.

Lancaster Town Fire Dept
1055 Main St
Lancaster, MA 
978-368-3502

Medical Facilities UMass Memorial Health Care: Clinton Hospital
201 Highland St,
Clinton, MA 01510
Library Thayer Memorial Library
717 Main Street
Lancaster, MA 01523
978-368-8928
Schools

Mary Rowlandson Elementary
103 Hollywood Drive
Lancaster, MA 01523
978-368-8482


Luther Burbank Middle School
Hollywood Drive
Lancaster, MA
01523

978-365-4558
Dining

Michael's Bridge Diner
57 Main St
Lancaster, MA  01523
(978) 368-0630

 

Lancaster Real Estate Market Statistics

Number of Lancaster MA Homes Sold
Number of Lancaster MA Homes Sold

Median Sales Price of Homes in Lancaster MA
Median Sales Price of Homes in Lancaster MA

Lancaster Demographics

Housing Characteristics

2003 Number
2003 Percent
2008 Number
2008
Percent
Total Housing Units:
2,202
2,301
Owner Occupied:
1,668
76.16%
1,743
79.19%
Renter Occupied:
439
20.84%
458
20.81%


Median and Average Household Incomes

1999
2003
2008
Median Household Income:
$62,159
$68,004
$77,331
Median Household Effective Buying Income:
$51,138
$56,832
Average Household Income:
$72,963
$81,527
$92,679

 

Neighborhood Information
Statistics:

Total Area, sq. miles 28.20
Land Area, sq. miles 27.675
Population 7,490
Population density per sq. mile 271


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